3 more weeks…

Three weeks until I begin the spinal cord stimulator trial. For almost two years, I consistently told doctors no when they recommend the SCS. And now, the next few weeks can’t move fast enough.

One of the main reasons I can’t wait is because with each passing day my nerve pain grows in strength. Unfortunately, there’s no escaping nerve pain. I could be sitting, standing, walking, laying down, or even when typing my blog the nerve pain doesn’t stop. Its progressed from nothing to consuming within the past year.

For most of my life I’ve had structural damage to my spine and it’s something I was able to manage. The combination of the two pains are driving me crazy. You can only try so many different things or activities to keep your mind off of it but it doesn’t really help.

This has to work. I NEED it to work. Not just for my life but for the life of my partner too.

Published by jaymac5

I've been living with chronic pain for almost 30 years and I've been through the ringer with injections, medications, physical therapy, Eastern medicine, group meetings, and surgery. I'm also a group facilitator for the American Chronic Pain Association and we focus on helping others living with chronic pain. Hopefully, reading this journal will let people know they're not alone and there is help.

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